Managed Desktops

Managed Desktops provides technical support for all computers you enroll in the service, including software and hardware issues. 

To determine if your department or group is enrolled in the service, refer to the List of Managed Desktops Clients.

Service details

These services are provided by the Managed Desktops Team:

  • Windows and Mac operating system support including installation, configuration, training, troubleshooting, patching and updating, and security best practices

  • Application software installation and support including Microsoft Office suite, Gryph Mail, McAfee Anti-Virus, and custom applications

  • System rebuild including hardware drivers, operating system software, and application software

  • Network file and print services and support (CFS)

  • Hardware troubleshooting and diagnosis

  • Hardware purchase consulting and simplified online purchase portal

  • Hardware installation, setup, and configuration

  • Hardware Inventory including lifecycle and warranty recommendation

  • Technical consultation for work-flow and procedures

  • Centrally managed proactive security scanning and monitoring and remediation

  • Central File Service at no additional charge

Also, the service includes best effort support for one mobile device (ie. Blackberry, iPhone, Android) for each desktop managed. 

The cost for this service is $300 per computer per year. 

For a cost estimate, please contact the CCS Help Centre by phone at Ext. 58888 or by email at

Note: The service does not include hardware purchase. We can provide custom hardware recommendations and price quotations. After delivery, the Managed Desktops technician will provide installation and setup. 

If you need help or have questions about the service please use one of the following methods for contacting CCS for assistance:

  • Chat live with the CCS IT Help Centre - see our blue chat icon at the bottom right corner of every CCS web page
  • Email Computing and Communications Services (CCS) at  
  • Phone our CCS IT Help Centre at 519-824-4120 Ext. 58888
  • Visit us at the IT Help Desk in the Library.

If you are working with a CCS Managed Desktops Technician, download our Remote support tool below (Clients only download):

Each issue is assigned a ticket number in the order that it is received. Urgent issues are expedited.

Support Group Response Expectation
CCS Help Centre Refer to CCS Help Centre information.
Managed Desktops Team

For urgent issues the technician will estimate when your issue can be looked at and respond as soon as possible.

The CCS Help Centre will be available to answer your calls during standard University operating hours.

This service is available for: 

  • Managed Desktop Clients

Contact the CCS Help Centre by phone at Ext. 58888 or by email at to 

  • Enroll in the service, 
  • Add computers to the service, or 
  • Remove computers from the service.

To determine if your department or group is enrolled in the service, refer to the List of Managed Desktops Clients.